Since the Amish frown upon gossip, no one knows if someone in their community is getting married until it is announced in church a few weeks before the big day ... The Dai people have an annual courtship ritual that involves the young women sitting together in a bonfire with their spinning wheels.
unless they notice a large surplus of celery stalks in someone's garden. Meanwhile, the young men, while wearing red blankets and playing musical instruments, choose a woman to serenade. )Apparently, breaking and entering isn't a crime if it's in the name of love.
So, they sometimes have to vary their sleeping locations.
In Mauritania, they have a different standard of beauty.
Being fat is equivalent to incredible wealth and a high status.
Thus, some areas still have "fat farms," in which the older women of the village keep young girls in a room and feed them gallons of milk and couscous.
In some cases, they are force-fed and beaten if they cannot keep their food down. This isn't a ritual per se, but it IS an example of upholding tradition and culture.
Because it is inappropriate for a man and woman to be seen together if they have no intention of marrying, the men must leave the love hut by morning.
If a girl feels no spark with the guy she invites over, she can turn him away.
Men returning from battle would pick up a decapitated head off those they had defeated as a token of their love according to one source. At the Sisters’ Meal Festival in south west China, ladies show their true feelings with different symbols wrapped in handkerchiefs.
A pair of chopsticks means ‘I love you too’, one chopstick means ‘no, thank you’ and a chilli is our equivalent of giving someone the finger or deleting them off Facebook. Spoonful of love sugar The Welsh love a good spoon – so much so they used to give each other wooden love spoons as a symbol of their affection.
But in Bali it is a fairly common tradition for men and women.
It is believed teeth symbolise greed, lust and jealousy, so filing them down makes someone more spiritually beautiful and eligible for marriage. Belt my heart It was popular during the Italian Renaissance to give belts with sexy inscriptions to potential partners.
In the tradition of Valentine’s Day, let’s look at some cultures around the world—and the crazy stuff people do for love.